Two trialists featured in Reading's 3-2 defeat to Peterborough United in the Professional Development League, including a former Chelsea youth captain.

Captain Louie Holzman and Geneiro Maragh netted for the Royals, but it was not enough to prevent defeat to Posh.

The likes of Kelvin Abrefa, Nelson Abbey and Michael Craig have all had recent first-team involvement- and two former Premier League academy graduates featured at Bearwood.

Centre-back Josh Tobin is a former Chelsea Under-18s captain, featuring over 20 times across youth fixtures last season.

Upon leaving Cobham the 19-year-old had stints at Football League clubs, including playing twice for Stoke City in October.

He reportedly played the final 15 minutes for Mikele Leigertwood's Under-21s yesterday.

Meanwhile, it has also been rumoured that former Crystal Palace forward Junior Dixon played 75 minutes from the start.

The teenager has scored 10 goals in 14 appearances for the Eagles' Under-18s, but has had a trial with Birmingham City.

Giants Borussia Dortmund and Everton have also been linked with the 18-year-old as his scholarship approaches its end at Selhurst Park.